October 7th 2002:
- Welcome to the e-Reader Zone! This web site is devoted to
Nintendo's e-Reader device, and more importantly, the e-Cards that are
designed to be used with it. Feel free to have a look around, using the
icons of the sidebar. Special consideration should be given to the
F.A.Q. and About this Site sections, as they are filled with
information you should be aware of before contacting me for any reason. I
also invite you to read the first entry in the Diary section. This
web site will be updated on a regular basis, so if you have a keen interest
in the e-Reader, you might want to keep a bookmark on this place. :-)
- Please do NOT send me scans of Pokémon Expedition e-Cards! I
recently acquired all the e-Cards of this series on eBay, and I will be
scanning each card myself, as soon as I receive them by snail mail. These
scans will be added to the e-Card Catalog section soon after.
- I would like to add screenshots of the e-Card mini-games to the e-Card
Catalog, but I'm not equipped to grab such screenshots, and I don't really
want to rip off those screenshots from other web sites. If you have access to
hardware which you could use to get these screenshots for me,
please let me know.
October 8th 2002:
- Those of you, in the US, who are looking to complete their collection of
Pokémon Expedition e-Cards will have to go see the
Pokémon 4-Ever movie, which debuts on October 11th: All
movie-goers will receive a limited edition Celebi e-Card, while supplies
last. This will be the only way to acquire this e-Card, as you will not find it
in Wizards of The Coast's Pokémon Expedition booster packs, or
anywhere else (except maybe on eBay). I'm guessing this promotion will be
effective in all US movie theaters, but I don't know if canadian movie-goers
will be as lucky. In any case, if someone out there could send me one of these
Celebi e-Cards by snail mail, I'd be mighty grateful! If you want to help me
out, click here!
- On September 26th, Pocket
IGN reported some news about the upcoming Animal Crossing e-Card series.
Here is a quote from the article:
"According to the newly released information there will be a total of
four different series of cards throughout the retail life of the game. The
first series, due this October, will contain a total of 66 cards, each pack
containing a random assortment of five cards. The entire first series of
Animal Crossing e-Reader cards will include 60 Character cards, four Town
Tune cards, and two texture design cards. Each pack will retail for $2.99."
To read the entire acticle, follow this
- Did you know that the next series of Pokémon e-Cards will be
called "Pokémon Aquapolis"? I sure didn't...
- And still on the subject of Pokémon, I've just received the main
batch of Pokémon Expedition e-Cards today! 112 cards in all, and
I believe I'll get 13 other cards within the next week or so. Rest assured
that I'll add them to the e-Card Catalog as soon as I can, but it might
take a while... :-)
- I'm in the process of fixing a couple of Netscape-related bugs on the
site, plus a few other things. Internet Explorer users shouldn't notice any
October 15th 2002:
- All the Pokémon Expedition e-Cards have been added to the
e-Card Catalog, along with the four "E3 2002 Promo" e-Cards and the
promotional Celebi e-Card. Not all of the pictures are up yet, but don't
worry, they're coming... Since there are now a lot more pages in the catalog,
I made certain improvements in the catalog listings to make navigation a
- I added a couple of Q&As to the F.A.Q. section, one of which
being the answer to an important question which was unanswered until now!
- Pixelboy's Diary has also been updated with a new entry.
- For those of you who may have missed it,
Pocket IGN showed pictures
of the packaging for the Animal Crossing e-Card series, as well as
for NES-e series 2. Click
to see them.
- It would seem the Celebi e-Card promotion is for US movie theaters only.
Canadian e-Card collectors are once again left out in the cold... ;-)
October 21st 2002:
- Behold the link to the new Interviews section on the sidebar!
My first interview is with Matt Bozon (a.k.a Guppi on the IGN Forum)
who works at Wayforward
Technologies. This interview (and all others that may come in the future)
relate to the e-Reader, of course. :-)
- I added the pictures of the Kirby and Manhole E3 Promo e-Cards to the
catalog, which were graciously scanned by Matt Bozon. You will find them both
on page 4 of the catalog.
- Earlier today, I finally received the last seven Pokémon
Expedition e-Cards which I had acquired on eBay. Now I have them all!!
Muuhaha-ha-ha-ha! ... Um, well, anyway, expect the scans of those
cards to be added to the e-Card Catalog before the end of the week.
(I took the liberty of adding the missing data for those cards in the catalog.)
- I also added a new entry to Pixelboy's Diary. It is a discussion
about third-party support for the e-Reader.
- For those of you who may have missed it, there is a QuickTime movie of
the e-Reader TV commercial on
Nintendo's official e-Reader site. Just go to the "Video" section of the
site to download and see it. I think it's pretty hilarious! ;-P
October 27th 2002:
- I added the remaining Pokémon Expedition card scans to the
e-Card Catalog, including the elusive Pichu and Hoppip E3 2002 Promo
cards! So aside from Celebi, they are now all pictured!
- I added a new interview to the Interviews section. This time, it's
with Chris Covell, a well-known homebrew NES programmer.
- I also added yet another new entry to Pixelboy's Diary. This time,
it's about porting old video games from the eighties to e-Cards, which is
perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the e-Reader's potential!